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NSW Resources Regulator

Regulating work health and safety, and mine rehabilitation compliance for NSW mines and petroleum sites. Find out more >

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An investigation report and incident animation video have been released in relation to the death of Mr Brian Bryant on 14 October 2020 at an

Fatality at Grawin opal fields


Check out our business activities report for December 2021.

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On 23 December 2021, Inverell Local Court convicted and fined Robert John Walburn (65 years old) and Jedadiah Blake Walburn (36 years old)

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Mining, Exploration and Geoscience

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, and the Resources Regulator were brought together as one agency on 1 June 2021

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The Resources Regulator within Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, is the state’s work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites.

This includes open-cut and underground mines, petroleum sites, quarries and extractive operations, tourist mines, opal and other small scale mines, and mining exploration activities. We also undertake compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act 1992, with a key focus on mine rehabilitation. We were established on 1 July 2016 as a standalone regulator.


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SEED Portal

'SEED' is the central resource for Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) in NSW

Resources Regulator Portal

Visit the Resources Regulator portal to report incidents, or notify the Regulator of other matters

Mine Rehabilitation Portal

View the Mine Rehabilitation portal to access spatial data related to mine rehabilitation and closure